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97 - Thomas J. Foley '45
Thomas J. Foley '45
Title: HOF Class of '97

Thomas Foley was a member of the Kings Point track & field team and set the Mariners’ first records in the 110-yard dash, and total points scored.  He was instrumental to the development of the track & field team, captaining the squad to a 5-4 record and earning the 1945 Adm. Stedman Trophy, given to the Academy’s Most Outstanding Athlete.  After graduation, Foley enrolled at St. Joseph’s College, where he was a member of two Championship track & field teams and was the top point scorer for three straight years. 

Foley continued to stay involved in sports coaching soccer and football teams while in the Air Force, following his matriculation from St. Joseph’s.  Foley earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Temple University in 1957 and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University in 1964.  He retired from the Air Force after 31 years on active duty as a Colonel, Chief of Air Force, and consultant to the Surgeon General.